Legal Update: Firing Someone for Slamming Their Nonprofit Employer on Social Media

With the advent of social media, employees have begun posting comments about their employers on their Facebook pages. Some have gotten fired for it, but in a few cases, employees have been successful in challenging their dismissal as an unfair labor practice. If the dialogue that occurred in a social media posting constitutes "protected concerted activity" then the firing is illegal and the employee can be reinstated. Learn more about "protected concerted activity" and what you can and cannot put in your social media policies.  

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Post date: February 28, 2013
Topics: Human Resources | Legal | Social Media


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